I love starting the night at Simmons Bar. It claims to have the world’s largest crystal skull and it definitely does have a daily happy hour that lasts for five hours.
Between 16:00 – 21:00 every day of the week (except for Saturday) you can get a bottle of beer for just £ 2.50 or share two cocktails with a friend for only £ 10. I usually opt for a round of French Martinis; the combination of pineapple juice, Chambord and gin is simply divine. To make things even more exciting the majority of the cocktails are served in quaint teacups and matching saucers.
The bar has a brilliant atmosphere. The lighting is a wondrous concoction of eccentric lampshades, rainbow fairy lights and a couple of mirror balls. The soundtrack is always lively enough to get people tapping their feet. And the décor is tinged with peculiarity as to inspire a feeling of freedom and mischief.
To top things off there is a giant fruit machine that pays out in shots behind the bar and a Super Nintendo with Mario Kart in the back room.